An announcement was recently made by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) that Legendary Referee Tiger Hattori will be working The New Beginning USA: Tampa Event on January 24th.
Hattori worked his last match in The U.S.A back in September at Fighting Spirit Unleashed: New York. Prior to officiating a match on The 24th, he will be addressing the fans.
Hattori will reportedly be retiring next month. He will referee for the last time during a special event on February 19th in Korakuen Hall.
NJPW’s New Beginning USA: Tampa is set to take place on Friday, January 24th from The St. Petersburg Coliseum in Tampa, Florida.
You can check out NJPW’s announcement below along with the comment made by NJPW Star David Finlay:
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) January 10, 2020
He’s going to be the new Terry Funk. https://t.co/EPSmO7ofrE
— David Finlay (@THEdavidfinlay) January 10, 2020